Trench coat dreaming

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By Alice Dore-Jones

I’m just going to come out and say it. Every lady should own a trench coat by the time she hits her 30’s. Like having a little black dress, the perfect pair of jeans for your shape and a sexy lace bra, the trench coat is up there, as an essential item of clothing. Why? Well, besides from keeping you warm and rain free, it looks great on everyone, is classic, yet modern and can work with everything from shorts to a cocktail dress. For instance, my friend recently went to Europe for a holiday and as I looked (stalked) over her photos on Facebook I found myself thinking she had nailed her holiday wardrobe by taking a trench. Oh and I also found myself craving for a croissant but that’s another story. There she was in overcast weather in Paris looking so darn stylish and chic.  The trench while being all so practical in the rain was also giving her a look of effortless sophistication. #winning Most recently the trench in my own wardrobe has seen better days and as we head into Autumn, I realised it’s time for an update. So, I’ve searched the web to see what is on offer this year and in doing so I bring you a selection of trenches. Because as much as I want the classic Burberry trench my present bank account and lack of lotto winnings just won’t allow it.

trenchLEFT TO RIGHT; TOP TO BOTTOM:

1) Asos– $77 2) Topshop– $152 3) Nasty Gal– $178 4) Asos $118

5) MNG $199.95 6) Nasty Gal $114 7) Nasty Gal $114 8) MNG $260

I’d also suggest looking at River Island, Sportscraft, Oasis and The Iconic  for even more options.

So, what have I gone for? Well, I’ve saved my personal favourite till last. I fell in love with this one from Zara and headed in store to buy it (I hate that you can’t buy online with Zara in Australia). I love the finishings on this one. The buttons, the little metal clip at the neck and the fantastic lining. Not to mention how versatile the sand colour will be with my wardrobe. Also, being that I’m on the shorter side, the trench’s length is good for me.

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Zara $159.00

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The balcony is my runway…

All images were sourced from the celebs Instagram or the websites where the items are available for purchase.

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